Born 1952 Occupation Dancer, Choreographer Years active 1981 - Present Awards Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, 2015; San Francisco Museum & Historical Society San Francisco Treasure Award, 2012; Jacob's Pillow Dance Creativity Award, 2008; Bessie Award for Choreographer/Creator, 2005; Kennedy Center Master of Choreography, 2005 Website linesballet .org
Alonzo King, born in Georgia to civil-rights activists Slater King and Valencia King Nelson, is an American dancer and choreographer based in San Francisco. King, who was raised in  California, completed dance training at  New York based ballet schools and performed with The Dance Theater of Harlem and other dance companies until 1980/1981.  
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
In 1982, upon relocating back to California, King founded
LINES Ballet, which premiered at the  San Francisco State's McKenna Theater. LINES Ballet performs home season at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; and also maintains an international touring schedule including a recent set of performances in  Hong Kong of The Propelled Heart in September 2017. 
Awards and Recognition
King is the recipient of numerous awards including an NEA choreographic fellowship, San Francisco Mayor's Award, a Jacob's Pillow Creativity Award, and
Kennedy Center Master of Choreography which was awarded in 2005. 
In addition to his work for LINES Ballet, King's choreography is also in the repertoire of other dance companies including The  Royal Swedish Ballet, Ballet Frankfurt, Ballet Béjart, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hong Kong Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.   
Selected Works 2013: Meyer
2012: AZIMUTH, Constellation
2011: Resin, Figures of Thought
2010: Writing Ground, Wheel in the Middle of the Field
2009: Scheherazade, Refraction, Dust and Light
2008: The Radius of Convergence, The Steady Articulation of Perseverance
2007: Rasa, Irregular Pearl, Long River, High Sky
2006: Sky Clad, Migration
2005: The Moroccan Project, Handel, Salt, Odd Fellow, Satoh
2004: Before the Blues, Rite of Spring, Baker Fix, Coleman Hawkins, The Patience of Aridity, Waiting for Petrichor
2003: Heart Song, Syzmanski's Vibraphone Quartet
2002: Road, Splash, Koto
2001: The People of the Forest, The Heart's Natural Inclination
2000: Following the Subtle Current Upstream, Soothing the Enemy, Riley, Tango, In to Get Out
1999: Shostokovich String Quartet
1998: Hovering Slightly Above Ground, Who Dressed You Like a Foreigner?, Tarab, Long Straight Line, Map, Land Forms
1997: String Trio, Suite Etta, Three Stops On the Way Home, Handel Trio
1996: Klang, Sacred Text, Handel Pas de Deux, Ground
1995: Signs and Wonders, Rock, String Quartet
1994: Poulenc Pas de Deux, Ocean, Along the Path
1993: Bach Cello Suite, Compelling Geological Evidence, Pavane
1992: Gurdjieff Piano Music
1991: Song of the Aka, Cante
1990: Without Wax, Toccatta in D Minor
1989: Lila, Fallen Angel
1988: Awake in the Dream, Ligeti Variations, Reoccurrence
1987: Rain Dreaming, Granados Pas de Deux
1986: Prayer, Stealing Light
1983: Ictus 
Cynthia Bond Perry (January 1, 2017). "For the first time, celebrated choreographer Alonzo King brings his ballet company to his home state". The Atlanta Magazine . Retrieved 2017.
Molly Glentzer (May 2, 2014). "Meet: Alonzo King, LINES choreographer". Chron . Retrieved 2017.
Valerie Gladstone (January 22, 2010). "Meet: The message is in the MOVEMENT - Alonzo King's dances reflect a world of influences". Boston.com . Retrieved 2017.
"For choreographer Alonzo King, the message is in the movement - The Boston Globe". Boston.com. January 22, 2010 . Retrieved 2014.
Elizabeth Kramer (January 28, 2017). "Alonzo King Lines Ballet brings tension, beauty - Review". Courier Journal . Retrieved 2017.
Jessica Yang (October 12, 2017). "Through sound and shape: Alonzo King LINES Ballet performance". The Phoenix . Retrieved 2017.
Andrew Gilbert (May 2, 2017). "Choreographer Alonzo King sets new work to crisis of vanishing words". The Mercury News . Retrieved 2017.
Natasha Rogai (September 4, 2017). "Arts review: The Propelled Heart - Lisa Fischer shines with Alonzo King Lines Ballet from Frisco - Translating an Indian guru's philosophical concept into choreography was a tough challenge, but the energetic dancers match Fischer's vocals wonderfully". South China Morning Post . Retrieved 2017.
"Alonzo King LINES Ballet Announces Spring Season, 5/4-14". Broadway World. March 1, 2017 . Retrieved 2017.
"Alonzo King LINES Ballet infuses classical dance traditions with bold movement". Virginia Tech News. March 14, 2016 . Retrieved 2017.
Mandy Prather (January 9, 2017). "Alonzo King LINES Ballet performs in Danville during two-day residency". The Advocate-Messenger . Retrieved 2017.
Jennifer Homans (August 2, 2012). "Meet: The Universalist". New Republic Magazine . Retrieved 2017.
Zan Dubin (March 19, 1994). "Meet: Alonzo King's Intersecting LINES : Dance: The choreographer, whose troupe is at the Irvine Barclay Theatre tonight, is interested in what unites people". LA Times . Retrieved 2017.
"Choreographic Work". LINES Ballet . Retrieved 2013.